Thursdays @The Tasting Table

Our bi-weekly speakeasy-style winemaker dinners are held in our open-kitchen and feature delicious food and a range of wines presented by a guest winemaker.

Highlights

  • Plenty of wine (6 types)

  • Full dinner

  • Features a different local wine personality every time

Tasting Notes

  • Full 3-4 course dinner prepared by our chef

  • 6 glasses of wine

Event Details

  • Duration: 3 hours

  • Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated (if we know in advance)

  • Held every other Thursday at 7pm

  • Communal seating in our old brick wine cellar

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Bi-Weekly Dinner Series Featuring Local Wine Personalities

Our Thursdays @The Tasting Table dinner series is our chance to introduce you to some of the fascinating people who we cross paths with while exploring the region’s food and wine. We invite them into our open kitchen to cook, or into our tasting room to pour and discuss their wines.

Our guest hosts can include chefs, winemakers, authors, sommeliers, photographers, food enthusiasts, or others who have something to share. It’s a unique opportunity to learn about Hungarian wine and food from local experts.

These casual evenings have somewhat of a speakeasy vibe, with everyone gathering around big communal tables and food served family-style. Wine is poured generously, and the events are all about enjoying great food and wine in the company of people who like to share their passions.

These dinners tend to sell out quickly … book in advance!

P.S. The menus listed below are subject to change based on what is in season and available at the market!

Upcoming WInemaker Dinners

Thursday November 21
Winemaker Dinner with György Lőrincz Jr. from St. Andrea Winery (Eger Region)

St. Andrea Winery in Eger is one of Hungary’s iconic wineries, and its winemaker (György Lőrincz Sr.) has produced so many wines which are are instantly familiar in Hungary—such as Napbor, Áldás, and Merengő. Tonight St. Andrea’s next generation, György Lőrincz Jr., will be our guest and present the family’s wines and tell their stories. György is one of those young winemakers who set out for years of traveling and making wine around the world, and then returned to Hungary to rediscover his heritage and work full-time at the winery. He’ll tell us about Eger’s famed red wine blend, Bull’s Blood, and it’s newer white wine blend, Egri Csillag. He’ll also explain the history of winemaking in Eger, and tell us why it is once again on the rise. Chef Tamás will prepare a meal to pair with György’s wines. Join us to taste some of Hungary’s most sought-after wines, introduced by one of the country’s most promising young winemakers.

THE MENU:
Porcini cream soup with Mangalica ham
Roasted duck breast and wild duck leg confit, with fruit sauce, parsnip puree, and polenta
Hatlapos (layered chocolate cake)

THE WINE:
Boldogságos Egri Csillag Grand Superior 2018
Örökké Egri Cuvée Superior 2018
Csakegyszóval Egri Pinot Noir 2018
Kadarka (Sommelier Selection) 2017
Hangács Egri Bikavér Grand Superior 2017
Axios Egri Bikavér Grand Superior 2016


Thursday November 28
Thanksgiving dinner

Though Thanksgiving is not celebrated in Hungary, every year we celebrate this favorite American holiday with a Hungarian-inspired family-style Thanksgiving dinner, paired a selection of the six Hungarian wines which we are most thankful for. Our sommelier will tell stories about the wines which we will be tasting, illuminating the regions and the people who produced them.

THE MENU:
Smoked trout dip
Roasted organic chicken, sweet potato puree, Brussels sprouts, potato gratin, green beans with bacon, and cranberry sauce
Medlar pie

THE WINE:
6 of the wines which we are most thankful for


Thursday December 5
Szabolcs Újfalussy from Oremus Winery (Tokaj Region)

If you are a fan of Tokaj (or if you are not a fan yet, but want a crash course), this is an evening you will not want to miss. Our guest, Szabolcs Újfalussy, is from the Oremus Winery, one of Tokaj’s greatest wineries. Szabolcs is also one of the best Tokaj educators we know, and this evening will be a masterclass in the wines of this world-renowned region. In addition to tasting some outstanding wines, we’ll learn about the region’s history, production, terroir, and people. Oremus (which is owned by Vega Sicilia) is a benchmark winery in Tokaj. It was one of the pioneers in the early 1990s to start building a serious international brand and to start making quality wines again in Tokaj. Their Mandolás Furmint and their creamy, rich and perfectly-balanced aszús are amongst the best sweet wines in the world. Their 500 year old cellar system is one of the biggest in Tokaj. Join us for this unforgettable evening!

THE MENU:
Chicken liver parfait, salad and baguette
Roasted pork loin with red wine sauce, potatoes, and wild mushrooms
Zserbó cake

THE WINE:
6 Oremus wines


Thursday December 19
Christmas Dinner

As the year ends, we look back on all of the wonderful wines that we’ve been lucky enough to taste this past year. And we also start to think about which wines we will uncork for family and friends over the holidays! Tonight the Tasting Table sommeliers will be presenting their favorite wines from the past year, and we’ll pair them with chef Tamás’ Christmas menu. We’ll discuss these traditional Christmas specialties, as well as Hungarian holiday traditions. Join us to discover some new wines, and take some home for your own Christmas festivities!

THE MENU:
Wine soup, with cheese, croutons, and grape jelly (a Hungarian Christmas tradition!)
Catfish paprikás with túrós csusza (curd cheese pasta)
Poppyseed dumplings with vanilla custard

THE WINE:
6 Favorite wines chosen by the Tasting Table staff


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